Author Archives: Sylvia Zika

Why property rights matter

The Constitution, which sets forth the principle of rule of law, defines what is unconstitutional, and guarantees freedom of speech and other liberties of a Constitutional republic, and also describes the impeachment power. (How many know of the Jewish roots of this document?) Hypocrisy threatens Constitutional government. Could Israel use a constitution like this? More to the point: would a Convention of States save it, or destroy it? (Example: civil asset forfeiture violates the Constitution.) Quick fixes like Regulation Freedom Amendments weaken it. Furthermore: the Constitution provides for removing, and punishing, a judge who commits treason in his rulings. Furthermore, opponents who engage in lawfare against an elected President risk breaking the Constitution.

I am not a politician or public figure. I am one of many Americans whose property is under assault by government, (NJ state) that thinks it can redistribute private property among private parties, absolutely forbidden by the U.S. Constitution. I feel compelled to share this story. Only by bringing this out into the open, can we hope to change course.

Who’s in control?

Constitution Day meme. Hypocrisy on the right threatens Constitutional government. Can Liberty Amendments serve that purpose? Wanted: sheriffs who understand civil asset forfeiture threatens the innocent.

In spite of America’s greatness, many people today feel less free and don’t believe elected officials represent them. The federal government seems like a foreign country, filled with pompous officials. State-by-state heterogeneity makes the United States unique and complex. That’s a good thing. Many believe our states are America’s most important legacy. But what are the odds one federal law will be best for people in the Northwest and Southeast? Priorities vary from region to region. Our country has grown too large and distinct for one set of policies. The federal government fails because it has gotten so big and centralized its members cannot adequately represent people who elect them.